We're really excited to announce a new ArduSub/Pixhawk controlled underwater underwater vehicle, the BlueROV2. The 6-thruster vectored configuration, coupled with strong static stability, provides a vehicle that is smooth and stable, yet highly maneuverable. The BlueROV2 provides the capabilities of a high-end mini-ROV at the price of the most basic commercial ROVs. It can reach depths of 100m and is highly expandable for new sensors, payloads, and capabilities.


We've spent the last six months working hard on ArduSub and contributing to QGroundControl to make the ArduPilot platform work well for subsea vehicles. It's come a long way in that time and we think it's got a bright future ahead.

The BlueROV2 comes as a partially-assembled kit (essentially ARF) and it can be completed in 4-8 hours. The setup is very straightforward and almost identical to ArduCopter!


The BlueROV2 is available for reservations with no money down today. Kits will begin shipping in August. Reserve yours today and please share if you know anyone who may be interested!

Reserve one now: BlueROV2 Product Page Link

Thanks for checking it out!

- Rusty @ Blue Robotics

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  • Looks awesome! Time to start saving up for another RC hobby I think! 

  • Moderator

    This looks great. 

    Two of our volunteer firefighters are on the S&R dive team as well. Just sent this over to them, and they're pretty excited. 

  • @Rustom Jehangir where did you guy buy those side joysticks from? I quite like how you guys set it up to the tablet.

  • @RMAviation - Fantastic, that's great to hear. We are working on a gripper manipulator for the ROV. We actually sponsored two senior design teams at UC Davis working on that this last spring and they came up with some excellent designs. That's in further development now.

  • Moderator
    A very nice bit of equipment there Rusty!. We were previously interested in a kit as we had clients asking for underwater work, the only reason we have not purchased one so far is that we have had to concentrate on our aircraft development side. With this release it opens up that work without having to divert attention away from our current focus. Just one question Rusty, one client is asking for work that involves using a basic manipulator on the ROV- have you that capability or any recommendations of how to go about it?
  • Thanks everyone! It's great to hear your feedback.

    @Chris Jackson - Yes, there is a video in the post. We don't have any more extended videos online right now but we'll be releasing some in the next few weeks. The ROV is driven via QGroundControl using a joystick or gamepad.

  • Awesome, any videos of how it operates? Is it driven via mission planner? 

  • Nice job buddy

  • Developer

    Looks really good.  I hope to see these popping up in use with all kinds of researchers and marine companies.  Investigating the underside of a boat without having to get a pile of gear on seems like it would be well worth the cost to me.

  • Developer

    Great work - its a fantastic looking ROV.

    Thanks, Grant.

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